Non-surgical Procedures

Lower face rejuvenation using anti-wrinkle injections

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic doctor, liposuctionist)

Templestowe Lower, Berwick and Beaumaris Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2005, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. Read More

Upper lip wrinkle treatment

Anti-wrinkle injections have been used since the 1990’s to effectively treat fine lines and wrinkles in the upper third of the face, particularly the crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead wrinkles. Anti-wrinkle injections can also be used to successfully treat fine lines and wrinkles in the lower face.

Dr Terri Labberton (MBBS, FRACGP, Cosmetic Doctor) explains that having anti-wrinkle injections in the lower face as well as the middle and upper face refreshes the entire face. She notes that the areas of the lower face that benefit from anti-wrinkle injections include:

  • The chin
  • A gummy smile
  • The jawline area
  • The marionette lines (the corners of the mouth)
  • Smoker’s lines (vertical lines above the upper lip)



Why do wrinkles form?

The formation of wrinkles and fine lines is a natural part of the ageing process. As you age, your skin loses its elasticity, gets thinner and drier and is less able to protect itself from damage. This leads to creases, fine lines and wrinkles forming on your skin. The main causes of wrinkle formation include the following.

1 UV exposure

Premature ageing caused by UVA and UVB radiation results in a thinning of the epidermis (the top layer of skin) as well as a breakdown of collagen skin wrinkling. Skin cancers and skin pigmentation can also be caused by UV radiation. One of the most common causes of premature wrinkles is prolonged UV exposure. To prevent premature ageing of your skin, it’s very important to wear a good quality sunscreen everyday.

2 Expression lines

Are caused by contraction of the muscles of facial expression. This results in a compression of skin, which leads to wrinkles forming. In the first instance, these wrinkles will only be seen when your muscles contract. As the skin gets progressively creased, the lines may frequently appear at rest.

3 Gravity

Gravity pulls your skin downwards resulting in a drooping of the cheeks, the formation of nasolabial lines (the lines from the corners of the mouth to the nose) and jowls, and the formation of lower and upper eyelid wrinkles.

4 Sleep lines

Sleep lines are a result of your skin getting compressed as it contacts the pillow while you sleep. Their location is usually determined by the underlying anatomical attachments of your superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS).

5 Loss of facial volume

When you’re younger, your face is more plump and full, like a grape. Over time, facial volume is lost making your face more like a sultana. This facial volume loss occurs most commonly around your cheeks, eyes and forehead.


Anti-wrinkle injections to reduce gummy smiles

Dr Terri Labberton explains that anti-wrinkle injections can be used to treat gummy smiles. If you have a very high lip, when you smile you may show a lot of upper gum. Softening the upper lip muscle with anti-wrinkle injections will soften the muscle so it won’t pull as strongly when you smile.

Anti-wrinkle injections to remove upper lip wrinkles

Upper lip wrinkles are a common concern, particularly for women. Sometimes called ‘smoker’s lines’, Dr Terri Labberton notes that you don’t have to be a smoker to get them. Upper lip wrinkles can form as a result of repetitive facial expressions. Anti-wrinkle injections in the upper lip area can soften the way the lips pucker, resulting in a smoother and younger looking upper lip.

Reduce a dimpled chin with anti-wrinkle injections

Dr Terri Labberton notes that anti-wrinkle injections can also be used to treat a dimpled chin. During the ageing process, the chin can start to dimple and fold in, creating a texture like orange peel. When anti-wrinkle injections are used in the mentalis muscle, it softens the chin and opens the lower face to give it a younger and fresher look.

Anti-wrinkle injections to slim down the jawline

Having a square jaw (especially in females) may not be desirable. The masseter muscle runs down along the side of the jaw. If you grind or clench your teeth while you sleep, these muscles can get very strong which results in a square jawline. The jawline can be slimmed down with anti-wrinkle injections used in the masseter muscles. When the jawline is softened it results in the face shape changing from a square to a more appealing heart shape.

What is the best skincare to use after lower face rejuvenation treatment?

After your anti-wrinkle injections, we suggest you use skincare that hydrates, nourishes and repairs your skin. Using stem factor technology the following products fight anti-ageing and promote collagen synthesis.

Synergie SuperSerum harnesses the power of DNA repairing peptides and marine biotechnology to reduce the appearance of fine lines, increase hydration and relax facial muscles to reduce the appearance of lines and movement. Phycosaccharide AI™ repairs damaged skin cells while stimulating collagen and healthy stem cells.

Osmosis MD Stemfactor is a powerful serum that uses over 150 different skin growth factors derived from a combination of IPS stem cells and adult fibroblasts. This serum repairs and stimulates new cells to build elastin and collagen, reverses ageing and heals hyperpigmentation.

Not sure which anti-wrinkle skincare is right for you? A consultation with our highly trained and experienced Skin Therapists will ensure your skin care regime achieves the best results. Contact us on 1300 863 824 to book your skin consultation in.

How to get the best lower face rejuvenation with anti-wrinkle injections in Melbourne

Since 2005, we have successfully rejuvenated thousands of people’s lower face with anti-wrinkle injections. Led by Dr Gavin Chan, our highly trained Cosmetic Doctors and Cosmetic Nurses are experts in creating natural-looking, subtle changes to your face.

Call us on 1300 863 824 to find out how our lower face rejuvenation with anti-wrinkle injections can make you look and feel amazing.